A Collective Collection refers to the shared resources of multiple libraries, archives, and museums. Collective Collections can be leveraged to benefit all institutional stakeholders, including researchers, scholars, students, and patrons.
OCLC Research’s Collective Collection work provides evidence and insight to support decision-making into how cultural heritage institutions organize shared collections and services. Through this work, OCLC Research is helping to create a more connected, collaborative landscape for libraries, archives, and museums, with the goal of making collections more accessible, impactful, and cost-efficient.
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
Dempsey discusses the changing role of collections in research libraries and trends including inside out, facilitated, and collective collections.
Topics: Collective Collections, Collection Management, Library Consortia
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Massie describes SHARES and explores the ways art libraries have shared research and materials through SHARES over the years.
Topics: Resource Sharing, SHARES, Libraries, Archives and Museums
Lynn Silipigni Connaway shares findings and recommendations from the ACRL funded project that created an action-oriented research agenda.
Topics: Research Agendas
Dublin, OH (USA)
Dempsey describes how scaling and library leadership are areas to explore and the role OCLC plays in these areas.
Topics: Sourcing and Scaling
State Library of Ohio
Malpas presents the keynote address at OhioLINK library directors meeting.
Topics: Library Trends
Dempsey shares the history of shared library infrastructure in the UK, and delves into the implications of scaling capacity, learning, innovation, and influence.
Topics: Collective Collections
Find out the results of a survey conducted by OCLC, in which libraries at 238 research universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, France, and Italy, shared intelligence regarding trends, capacities, and priorities within the European research library community.
Topics: Library Trends
Denver, CO (US)
Malpas details the University Futures, Library Futures project that examined the impact of increasing differentiation of US higher education on the organization of academic libraries; and the shift from collection-centric model of excellence to engagement-oriented model supporting distinctive needs of parent institution.
Topics: Library Consortia, Library Trends